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Events Calendar

UpComing this month
UPF and NGO Committee on the Family: "The Importance of Family Remittances In Alleviating Poverty and Achieving the SDGs"
Thursday 17 March 2022

UPF and the NGO Committee on the Family are co-sponsoring a UN Commission on the Status of Women parallel event on "The Importance of Family Remittances In Alleviating Poverty and Achieving the SDGs" on March 17, Thursday from 2 - 3:30 PM EDT.


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Please register at the link above by 6 pm on March 16 in order to receive the Zoom link.
About our speakers:

H.E. Mr. Enrique A. Manalo serves as the Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations. Before his latest appointment, Mr. Manalo was Deputy Minister for Policy in his country’s Department of Foreign Affairs, beginning in 2016.  He also served as Acting Secretary for Foreign Affairs from March to May 2017. Prior to those assignments, Mr. Manolo served as Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2011-2016) and Non-Resident Ambassador to Ireland (2013-2016).  From 2010 to 2011, he was Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, concurrently serving as Head of the Philippine Mission to the European Union in Brussels. Mr. Manalo also served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other Intergovernmental Organizations in Geneva (2003-2007).  Between 2000 and 2003, he held several positions at his country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, including Chargé d’affaires, ad interim, and Deputy Permanent Representative. Over the course of Mr. Manalo’s career, he has chaired numerous international meetings and conferences, including sessions of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Mr. Manalo holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree, both in economics, from the University of the Philippines in Manila. Born in 1952, he is married and has two children.

Pedro de Vasconcelos is the Programme Manager of the multi-donor Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He is an internationally recognized expert in his field and contributes actively to national, regional and global policy agendas placing remittances, migration, financial inclusion on the global agendas of major development institutions and governments. He is also the lead author of the biannual IFAD flagship publication Sending Money Home and originator and coordinator of IFAD's International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR). Before joining the Fund, De Vasconcelos designed, launched and managed the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund’s (FOMIN) strategy and programme on remittances and migrant investment. He also launched and coordinated FOMIN's ICT for development programme. De Vasconcelos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the University of Toulouse-France and a Master’s Degree in International Business and Management from the University of Paris IV, La Sorbonne.
Vincenzina Santoro is an international economist and former Vice President of JPMorgan and Co. She is a volunteer at the Charity Accountability Program of the New York Better Business Bureau, represents the American Family Association of New York at the United Nations and writes frequently about international economic and social issues. Ms. Santoro is a native New Yorker, a graduate of Hunter College, City University of NY (BA, MA in economics) and is fluent in five languages.